Gordon Mote

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Gordon Mote
Birth name Gordon James Mote
Born (1970-10-25) October 25, 1970 (age 47)
Gadsden, Alabama
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Christian country, CCM, southern gospel
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2000–present
Labels Spring Hill
Associated acts Lee Greenwood, Gaither Homecoming
Website gordonmote.com

Gordon James Mote[1] (born October 25, 1970) is an American Christian country/Southern gospel singer, pianist, and worship leader. He was born blind. He has released eight studio albums. His album Don't Let Me Miss the Glory (2007) was his breakthrough on the Billboard charts.

Early life[edit]

Mote was born, on October 25,[2] 1970, in Gadsden, Alabama, as a blind person,[3] where he grew up in nearby Attalla. He attended both Jacksonville State University, where he spent the first three years of his music education, while he transferred to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated with honors in music.[3]

Music career[edit]

Just after graduating, Lee Greenwood asked Mote to join his band. Since then, he has toured with artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, the Gaither Vocal Band, and the Gaither Homecoming Tour. In 2001, when a pianist was needed for Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" recording, Mote was recommended. After that, he became a very sought-after studio musician, playing on numerous country and gospel artist's albums.[4]

His studio album, Don't Let Me Miss the Glory, was his debut as a vocalist.[3] It was released on October 23, 2007,[5] with Spring Hill Records.[6] This album was his breakthrough, appearing on the Billboard magazine charts, peaking at No. 170 on the Billboard 200[7] and No. 10 on the Christian Albums chart.[8]



Title Album details Peak chart positions
Christmas Piano: The Holly and the Ivory
  • Released: December 27, 2005
  • Label: Spring Hill / EMI CMG
Piano Hymns: If You Could Hear What I See
  • Released: January 31, 2006
  • Label: EMI Christian Music Group
Don't Let Me Miss the Glory
  • Released: October 23, 2007
  • Label: Spring Hill
170 10
I Will Sing
  • Released: March 9, 2010
  • Label: New Haven Records
Songs I Grew Up Singing
  • Released: August 7, 2012
  • Label: New Haven / Provident
The Star Still Shines
  • Released: October 16, 2012
  • Label: New Haven
All Things New
  • Released: August 27, 2013
  • Label: New Haven
Hymns and Songs of Inspiration
  • Released: October 23, 2015
  • Label: New Haven

Gaither Homecoming Video featured performances[edit]

  • 2007: How Great Thou Art; "Shall We Gather at the River"
  • 2008: Homecoming Picnic; "Sweet Forgiveness"
  • 2008: Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1; "I Know Somebody Who Does"
  • 2008: Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 2; "Ain't Gonna Give Up on God"
  • 2010: Giving Thanks; "Everything Is Beautiful"
  • 2011: Alaskan Homecoming; "I'm Working on a Road"
  • 2011: Majesty; "When I Lift Up My Head", "Heaven's Jubilee"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2003–06 Academy of Country Music Awards Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Nominated [9]
2008/10 Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Won [9]
2012–14 Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year Nominated [9]
2015 GMA Dove Awards Country Song of the Year "Ain't It Just Like The Lord"
(shared with songwriters)
Nominated [10]


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